James Komack

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Born

8/3/1930 , New York, NY

Died

12/24/1997

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Biography:

A prolific actor, writer and producer, Komack was the guiding force behind such television hits as The Courtship of Eddie's Father, in which he also appeared as Norman Tinker, Chico and the Man, and Welcome Back, Kotter. Komack is credited with discovering and launching the careers of John Travolta and the late Freddie Prinze. Early in his career, Komack worked as a stand up comedian and also appeared as a regular in the series Hennesey. At the time of his death, he was writing a book about Hollywood.